Design Thinking is an effective problem solving process that includes critical steps and nuances important to those wishing to successfully deliver value through innovation. Learn how the principles of Design Thinking can fortify your organization's current process for innovation and business development.
September 26-27, 2013 / 8:00-4:30 p.m.
Design Thinking is a practice and toolset emerging from the design disciplines, used to address complex business challenges, especially relevant in today's world of accelerating demand for innovation and constrained resources. Design Thinking works on two levels. One, to spark your individual creativity and two, to problem solve within the context of your work and organization. It involves a deep focus on the human experience which leads to new perspectives and potentially new solutions.
This program will introduce you to Design Thinking with examples of how it is being applied to solve organizational problems. You will learn through experience including hands-on exercises, rapid prototyping, and by applying the principles and tools to real-life situations. Upon leaving you will be ready to apply Design Thinking to your own business challenges.
This course is intended for business professionals and business teams charged with solving complex problems and in particular growth oriented problems. Typical titles include: product managers, marketers, strategists, business development professionals and R&D teams. Any and all business leader looking to drive new growth would benefit from this program.
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 Nineteenth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438
| Toby Nord, professional director of Carlson Ventures Enterprise, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
|Virajita Singh, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, College of Design, University of Minnesota|